On Saturday, October 3 Polo and I will be in 2 places at once. From 10am-4pm we'll be at the 5th annual Walpole Arts & Music Festival held at Blackburn Hall and from 1pm-5pm we'll also be plein air painting at an artist fair held at Patriot Place in Foxboro. If you haven't checked out Pat's Place yet (that's what the kids calls it) you should make a trip down there. It's pretty amazing. We've figured out how we can do a tag team approach and be able to participate in both events. Oh-and it's also the drop off day for the Foxboro Art Association's Fall Member Show. Wish us luck!
Rain has postponed the plein air artists event at Patriot's Place to Monday, October 12 from 1-5pm. Come on down!
This is the latest painting I submitted to Karin Jurick's Different Strokes From Different Folks challenge. The photo that Karin posted was an beautiful array of vanilla and chocolate cupcakes with sprinkles. I chose a vanilla one to paint because that is what I would have chosen to eat. I painted it on a small cradled board so I also took this photo that shows it's dimension.
When I paint with my palette knives I often feel as if I am icing a cake so this image was such a fun image to paint. Getting that icing nice and thick was so satisfying. Like butta.
Today I want to stop and take a moment to appreciate achieving a few small goals. I have finally made it into the top 10 listing on both google.com and bing.com when you search for palette knife paintings. Wow! To be listed on that very first page is so exciting and so cool. Also-I have now reached 10 followers and have gotten 10 comments on a single post (a record for me). Both of those thanks to another talented palette knife artist, Trisha Lamoreaux. Thanks Trisha-I've been admiring your work from a far. So let's hear it for the number 10!
is an award winning artist who paints exclusively with a palette knife. She holds a fine art degree and has worked as a professional graphic designer for many years. She began painting in oil again after taking a palette knife workshop through the Copley Society of Art in Boston and was immediately hooked. The thick, painterly, yet highly detailed strokes of color are trademarks of her style.